Thanks for your interest in me and in what I do. I’m a writer and a teacher, and I work with Visions Encoded as the CEO, focusing on project/content development. Visions Encoded creates educational apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac.
So, a little about me…I’m the mother of two beautiful girls and I’ve been married to the best guy on earth for over a decade now. I started full-time into the entrepreneur world in 2009. Prior to that, I always thought that I would settle in somewhere as a school teacher, since I have a Bachelor of Education and my mother, father, and sister are all teachers.
But God had a different plan for me… and now I’m okay with that. In fact, I love my new life! I get to work from home and mother my children and write/work on projects that I find fulfilling. As I remarked to a friend a while back, I get to be with my husband 24/7 and I love it! (She thought I was joking when I told her, but no…he really is the greatest guy on earth!) This is like one of those ads that you read “Work from home and have it all – your dream job…” but you know it’s a scam because it’s too good to be true…only for me it is true! I really do get to have it all. And for that I am very thankful to God because every good and perfect gift is from God.
Celesta the Writer
I enjoy writing. When I was twelve years old, I had in my mind that I was going to be a writer when I grew up…and now I am. I primarily write three types of things: educational articles, fiction and leveled books.
I write articles and web content mostly for my own websites these days. Most of my current non-fiction writing is on my blog. Please feel free to leave a comment and to leave a link back to your personal blog. I would love to hear from you! You can find some of my educational articles on my website, TapClickLearn.com.
I have written several short chapter books for children in Grades one to four. The Kitty Castle Series is available as paperback books or for reading through the Kindle ebook reading app. You can also find my Kitty Castle page on Facebook.
The Kindle app is free and can be used on Mac, PC, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Blackberry phones and Android phones. Download the Kindle app for free here.
The Kitty Castle Series is also available as a FREE app for iPhone/iPod touch/iPad. The first book, Nightcat, is free and the other books in the series are available as in-app purchases.
A fairy tale for older kids, Prince Jade, will be published in the near future. Here’s a picture as a foretaste of what’s to come:
My first full-length novel, Hope and Shiny Things is now available as an ebook and a paperback.
My levelled books, Learn To Read Books, are now for sale in the app store for use on iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Learn To Read Books are for children who are learning how to read. I have a lot of experience helping children learn to read as a teacher and as a tutor. Parents often don’t know what to do if their child is having trouble in this area so I wanted to make an easy way for parents to help their children learn to read. Please see my websites Levelled Books (Canada) and Learn to Read (U.S.A.) for more information on teaching your child to read and about my Learn To Read Books.
You can also find some of my writing, including some of my poetry, on my very old website Signs to the Seeker.
My Books are Available
in all of These Formats:
My future writing projects include:
- New books coming out in the near future!
- Creating more Learn To Read Libraries for the iTunes app store
- Creating a Learn To Read Library for the Mac store
- Writing an interactive (choose your own adventure style) Grade Nine Math online learning program
The Steinbach Writers’ Group
I’m also a founding member of one of the most awesome Manitoba writing groups. Steinbach writer’s group, Prairie Tales, meets biweekly at a restaurant in Steinbach. At Prairie Tales we read our latest works, participate in writing challenges, chat and have lots of fun! If you would like to join the Steinbach writers group contact me through this contact form.
Thanks for stopping by. Come back soon to see what I’ve been up to.